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Assault On Precinct 13
Genre: Action Adventure

Reviewed In Issue 98 (Jul 2005) Of Widescreen Review®

Ethan Hawke, Laurence Fishburne, John Leguizamo, Maria Bello, Feffrey Ja Rule Atkins, Drea De Matteo, Matt Craven, Brian Dennehy & Gabriel Byrne

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 4.5
DTS Sound Rating: 5
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Special features include audio commentary with director Jean-Fran

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Universal Studios Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 26294
(MPAA Rating): R
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(Retail Price): $29.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 109
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2005
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 05/10/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Jean-Fran
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
The 2005 version of "Assault On Precinct 13" stars Laurence Fishburne as cop killer Marion Bishop and Ethan Hawke as Police Sergeant Jake Roenick. When Bishop and a group of inmates arrive in the rundown precinct during a blizzard on New Year's Eve, Roenick is less than thrilled. And the night only gets worse when an unexpected war breaks out, and he finds himself fighting on the side of those he has been trained to fight against. Based on the film written by John Carpenter. (Tricia Spears)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced DVD picture exhibits color stylizations to help create a gritty, edgy appearance. The picture is quite dark, but shadow delineation is nicely balanced. Images are sharp and detailed, sometimes with extremely good definition and texture. Other times the picture has a slightly plugged-up appearance. Occasional edge halos are evident, and there is minor pixelization. Viewing in a completely blackened room is recommended. (Suzanne Hodges)

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